Those wishing to get away from it all might base themselves at the luxurious Tiger Islands Village & Eco Resort, located on two private islands – a perfect spot to snorkel, dive or just relax on the pristine beach. Many of the dishes served by the eco resort’s kitchen are created from produce grown in their organic garden.
- Ayer Island
One of the closest islands to Jakarta, Ayer Island is a mere half an hour away from Ancol Marina by boat. The highlight is the option of staying in floating cottages decorated with traditional Asmat artifacts. Activities include jet skiing, canoeing and fishing.
- Bidadari Island
The story goes that up until the 1970s, the only visitors allowed on this island were members of the Royal Family of Jayakarta. Today, Bidadari Island (The Island of Angels) is definitely open to tourists. Only half an hour away from Jakarta by boat, it boasts white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters, as well as mangrove forests and fruit orchards. Bidadari Island Resort offers the only accommodation on the island.
- Onrust Island
During the Dutch colonial era, this island was frequently visited by Dutch ships before they sailed on to Batavia. Many historic remains from that period survive, including a house that is now home to the Onrust Island Museum. Easy to reach from Ancol Marina, the protected island is a fascinating place to explore on a short visit.